In addition to either 40 or 80 GBytes of memory for storing and viewing digital photos and video in a 5.3 ◊ 3.1 ◊ 1.1-inch package, this photo album also plays MP3 tunes. The unitís 3.6-inch LCD display allows viewing image files in JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP and RAW formats or video in MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9 and MJPEG formats. For picture-perfect viewing, the display requires backlighting and the built-in speaker requires audio amplification. In addition to these analog functions, several dc-to-dc converters or low drop out regulators provide the various supply voltages for other features such as reading external memory cards, the FM tuner or voice recorder.
What should be the perception of a productís real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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